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our report tonight from nbc's john yang. >> reporter: in this gritty neighborhood on chicago's west side, fresh fruits and vegetables take the bus. >> what did you get today? >> i got greens. >> reporter: can you show us? look at those greens. >> i got a honeydew mellon and green tomatoes. >> reporter: this retired chicago transit bus stops here once a week. a produce market on wheels selling items often hard to come by in urban neighborhood ace cross the country. liquor stores and convenience stores dot the street selling processed foods that may not provide the healthiest of diets. >> what you can't find is an affordable, quality set of fruits and vegetables in these communities on a 365-day basis. >> reporter: supermarkets are miles away. studies estimate that 31 million americans live in these so-called food deserts. >> residents of a food desert are more likely to die and suffer prematurely from diet-related conditions such as diabetes, certain kinds of cancers, actually cardiovascular disease. >> reporter: steven casey lives in a food desert, but he has a car. for those who do
of a point to 9.1%. nbc's john yang has more on what the numbers are telling us tonight. >> reporter: in washington, president obama celebrated the strongest jobs report in four months. but he also acknowledged the more than 20 million americans who can't find full time jobs. >> we are going to get through this. things will get better. and we're going to get there together. >> reporter: analysts say getting there could take time. today's report paints a picture of a jobs market with no clear direction or momentum. >> we just move forward in fits and starts. one minute we get a good, strong patch going and then something brings us down. >> reporter: among july's bright spots, retailers who added 26,000 jobs as foreign tourists are drawn by the cheap dollar. and manufacturing showed strength, creating 24,000 new jobs for a total of 289,000 new hires since december 2009 when the recession was hitting hardest. in chicago, midland metal products, a 90-year-old maker of store displays, is hiring again. the company is currently in the market for experienced machine operators, but fourth gen
business struggling to get by. nbc's john yang has our report from chicago. >> reporter: the more than 66,000 new job cuts announced in july were the most layoffs since march 2010 when the impact of the recession was hitting full force. more than half came from just five companies including defense giant lockheed martin, merck one of the world's biggest drugmakers and electronics giant cisco systems, all industries that had been going strong. >> these big layoffs are putting more fear into everybody that is reducing job security, consumer confidence, and that's not good for the economy. >> do you need some help, sir. >> reporter: things aren't much better at small businesses like brownie's hardware in san francisco. it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, but second generation owner steve cornell worries about surviving this economy. >> sometimes i lose sleep at night wondering will i be able to fund my payroll tomorrow and how can i do it? i don't want the checks to bounce. >> reporter: a new survey out today from the national small business association found that 88% of business owner
family's bottom line. our report from nbc's john yang. >> reporter: dan gunning has spent a year looking for his florida retirement home. today he decided he needs to find it fast.cc1: worried that interest rates will go up now that the united states credit rating has gone down. >> i don't have the luxury of time anymore, if interest rates are going to go up. >> reporter: analysts say the downgrade to demand higher interest rates for u.s. bonds. that would raise consumer interest rates for everything from credit cards, student oans, car loans and homecc1: mortgages. a little increase can mean a lot. on a $ 200,00030-year fixed mortga mortgage, a half point hike, an extra $740 a year. this realtor worries what that would do to business. >> in the market, it scares me. everybody's very, very cautious. >> reporter: that's all in theory. uncertain.pact iscc1: much depends on how global investors react starting in the asian markets. the first to open since the downgrade. >> if this effectively tloep throws gasoline on the fire and asian markets sell off sharply it's likely we'll have a diffic
. but first, nbc's john yang is in fairfield, ohio, with more. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. this morning it's just over two weeks since katelyn markham was last seen. police say they are no closer to figuring out what happened to her than they were on day one. investigators say they don't recall another case as baffling as this one. ask loved ones about 22-year-old katelyn markham and the adjectives pour out. her fiance, john carter. >> she's beautiful and she's creative. she's very outspoken, very outgoing, and very driven. >> reporter: her father, david markh markham. >> katelyn is very remarkable, beautiful woman, head strong, determined, focused. >> reporter: now anothered a jektive, missing. katelyn was last seen at home late saturday night august 13th when her fiance said he left after watching television. he said the next day he texted her as usual, assuming she was at work. as morning became afternoon and then evening, no response. >> it terrified me. i was absolutely scared. i called everyone where she could possibly be. i called my mom. i called her dad. >> r
money. nbc's john yang explores how the downgrade will affect your wallet. >> dan gunning has spent a year looking for his florida retirement home. today he decides he needs to find it fast, worried interest rates will go up now that the united states credit rating will go down. >> i don't have the luxury of time anymore if interest rates go up. >> it could demand higher interest rates for u.s. bonds. that would raise consumer interest rates from student loans, car loans and home mortgages. a little increase can mean a lot. on a $200,000 30-year fixed mortgage, a half point hike would mean an extra $700 a year. realtor kevin gallagher worries what that will do to business. >> with all the fear in the market, it just scares people. and everybody is very, very cautious. >> but that's all in theory. the real impact is uncertain. much will depend on how global investors react in the asian markets, the first in the downgrade. >> if it throws gasoline on the fire and asian markets sell off sharply it's likely we'll have a difficult time in our own markets here monday morning. >> analysts
. john yang explains. >> this man spent a year looking for his florida retirement home. today he fears he feeds needs to find it fast, worried the interest rates will go up if the credit rating has gone down. >> i don't have the luxury of time anymore. >> they could demand higher interest rates for u.s. bonds. that could raise consumer interest rates from effing from student lincolns to home mortgages. a little increase can mean a lot. on a $2 hundred hookup 30-year fixed mortgage just a half a point would add an extra $740 per year. >> with all the fear in the market, it scares people. everybody is cautious. >> that is all in theory. the real impact is uncertain. much will depend on how global investors react in the asian market. >> this effectively throws gasoline on the fire and asian markets sell off sharply, it is likely we'll have a difficult time in our own time. >> the biggest impact could be more psychological than practical. that could be a potential knockout blow to the struggling recovery. >> i'm already upside down in my house. how much worse can it get? >> i think we're head
's john yang is here to take us through the numbers. john, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. the numbers in this jobs report were better than expected, as you say. but analysts still say it points out that the jobs market has yet to get any kind of real traction. in washington, president obama celebrated the strongest jobs report in four months. but he also acknowledged the more than 20 million americans who can't find full-time jobs. >> we are going to get through this. things will get better. and we're going to get there together. >> reporter: analysts say getting there could take time. friday's report paints a picture of a jobs market with no clear direction or momentum. >> we just move forward in fits and starts. one minute we get a good, strong patch going, and then something brings us down. >> reporter: among july's bright spots, retailers who added 26,000 jobs, as foreign tourists are drawn by the cheap dollar. and manufacturing, again, showed strength, creating 24,000 new jobs for a total of 289,000 new hires since december 2009, when the recession was hitting hardes
of the story. nbc's john yang joins us live with more on that in the studio. how about analysts in terms of what they're saying about this latest jobs report? >> well, alex, those numbers were better than expected. most people expected fewer jobs added and expected the unemployment rate to stay the same. at the same time those numbers show that the jobs recovery, the jobs market really has not yet gotten any kind of traction. >> in washington president obama celebrated the strongest jobs report in four months, but he also acknowledged the more than 20 million americans who can't find full-time jobs. >> we are going to get through this. things will get better. we're going to get there together. >> analysts say getting there could take time. >> you just move forwards. one minute we get a good strong patch going, and then something brings us down. >> among july's bright spots? retailers who added 26,000 jobs as foreign tourists are drawn by the cheap dollar. and manufacturing, again, showed strength creating 24,000 new jobs for a teelgts of 289,000 new hires since december 2009 when the rec
can't hire. nbc's john yang reports. >> reporter: the more than 66,000 new job cuts announced in july were the most layoffs since march 2010 when the impact of the recession was hitting full force. >> these big layoffs are putting more fear into everybody. that's reducing job security, consumer confidence, that's not good for the economy. >> did you need some help. >> reporter: things aren't better at small businesses. they survived the earthquake and fire but second generation owner worries about surviving this economy. >> sometimes i lose sleep at night wondering will i be able to fund my payroll tomorrow and how can i do it? i don't want one of those checks to bounce. >> reporter: a new survey out from the small business association found that 88% of business owners expect the economy to be flat or in a recession over the next 12 months. only 29% say they expect to hire in that time. >> because they're not hiring, individuals don't see a chance to get jobs in the future so they're not spending. >> i want to delve deeper into the mood of small business owners. you have an interestin
mean bad news for your family's bottom line. a report from john yang. >> reporter: dan gunning has spent a year looking for his florida retirement home. today, he decided he needs to find it fast. w worried that interest rates will go up now that the united states credit rating has gone down. >> i don't have the luxury of time anymore. >> reporter: analysts say the downgrade could prompt investors to demand higher interest rates for u.s. bonds. that would raise rates for credit cards, car loans and home mortgages. a little increase can mean a lot. on a 200,000, 30-year fixed mortgage, it would mean an extra $740 a year. kevin gallagher worries what that would do to business. >> with all the fear in the market, it just scares people. >> reporter: but that's all in theory. the real impact is uncertain. much will depend on how global investors act starting in the asian markets. >> this throws gasoline on the fire and asian markets sell off sharply, it's likely we'll have a difficult time monday morning. >> reporter: analysts say the biggest impact could be more psychological. that cou
and georgia. nbc's john yang with more. >> reporter: surveillance cameras captured the initial moments of the siblings' flight from justice. >> a white four-door vehicle failed to stop and shots were fired at the police officer at different locations on state road 54. >> reporter: in fact, at least 20 shots during the 5-mile police 100 miles an hour. police say 21-year-old ryan dougherty, his sister, lee grace, 29, and 26-year-old half brother dylan dougherty stanley escaped when they shot out a police car's tire. >> i just want to thank god the officers are safe and we were not harmed in the situation. >> reporter: authorities believe the trio are responsible for a brazen bank robbery hours later across the state line in valdosta, georgia. armed with an assault rifle, firing shots into the ceiling and ordering everyone to the floor. the bandits escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. >> we're not talking about three youths driving around the state of florida, we're talking about three violent people that have the tendency to try to kill a police officer. >> reporter: the three ha
a moment. but first, nbc's john yang is in fairfield, ohio, with more. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. this morning it's just over two weeks since katelyn markham was last seen. police say they are no closer to figuring out what happened to her than they were on day one. investigators say they don't recall another case as baffling as this one. ask loved ones about 22-year-old katelyn markham and the adjectives pour out. her fiance, john carter. >> she's beautiful and she's creative. she's very outspoken, very outgoing, and very driven. >> reporter: her father, david markh markham. >> katelyn is very remarkable, beautiful woman, head strong, determined, focused. >> reporter: now anothered a jektive, missing. katelyn was last seen at home late saturday night august 13th when her fiance said he left after watching television. he said the next day he texted her as usual, assuming she was at work. as morning became afternoon and then evening, no response. >> it terrified me. i was absolutely scared. i called everyone where she could possibly be. i called my mom. i called
in georgia. now their mother is urging them to surrender. nbc's john yang has the details. >> good morning. they have long criminal records and friends and families fear they're headed for a violent end. surveillance cameras captured the initial moments of the sibling's flight from justice. >> white four-door vehicle failed to stop. shots were fired at the police officer at different locations on state road 54. >> reporter: in fact, at least 20 shots during the five-mile police chase at speeds of up to 100 miles an hour. police say 21-year-old ryan dougherty, his sister lee grace dougherty, 29, and 26-year-old half-brother dylan dougherty stanley escaped when they shot out a police car's front tire. >> i thank god the officer is safe, the deposition tuties inv okay. >> reporter: authorities believe the trio is responsible for a brazen bank robbery hours later in voaldosta, georgia, firing shots in the ceiling and ordering everyone to the floor. the bandits escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. >> we're not talking about three youths driving around the state of florida, we're talking
you'd like that. >>> it is now 8:56. 74 degrees. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. thursday, august 11, 2011. tomorrow night the redskins will take on the pittsburgh steelers for the preseason opener. quarterback john beck is out. he's nursing an injury. the same goes for chris cooley. coach shanahan has not released his plan for how long the starters will play. watch the skins' first preseason game against the steelers tomorrow here on nbc 4. coverage starts at 7:30 with the post game report afterwards. go skins. weather and traffic next. >>> good morning. sunny, upper 70s now, later today upper 80s. sun, low humidity. low humidity tomorrow but more mumd saturday could get showers and storms saturday night and sunday. >> congestion remains in our area, starting with the outer loop of the beltway in maryland. slow from colesville road toward the mormon temple. i-66, delays at suddenly and continue to centreville. >>> we're back now with more "today" on a thursday morning. the 11th day of august, 2011. nice people hanging out on the plaza. al has provided just a picture perfect morni
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